The new Obama seal -- inspired by the real presidential seal--debutted in Chicago on Friday June 20, 2008 at a meeting presumptive nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) had with Democratic governors. The seal -- with the Obama "Yes we can" slogan in Latin -- was created by the Obama campaign graphics team. In a bit of graphics whimsy, the seal incorporates the Obama "O" rising sun icon. Image Credit: Alex Brandon/Associated Press
A Symbol For Carter’s Second Term
It is not bad enough to campaign on policies that would result in the reduction of personal freedom and the economic ruin the first Carter Administration wrought back in the late seventies … Oh no! Now the arrogance of the Obama for President 2008 campaign can’t wait to secure the real presidential seal, so they came up with one of their own.
No! Really! That is exactly what the socialist junior Senator from Illinois has done. He is running and giving speeches with a remake of the presidential seal featuring many elements of the actual seal of the President of the United States.
… and HE really isn’t embarrassed at all.
Seals Side-By-Side - Barack Obama gets his own nifty Great Seal; all he needs now is votes -- In addition to being ridiculously silly, Obama's new presidential-like seal may violate Federal law -- 18 USC 713: Use of likenesses of the great seal of the United States, the seals of the President and Vice President, the seal of the United States Senate, the seal of the United States House of Representatives, and the seal of the United States Congress. Combo Graphic Credit: CNN Political Ticker
This excerpted from CNN -
When the Obama logo and presidential seal collide
From CNN Political Producer Alexander Marquardt - June 20, 2008 - Posted: 07:47 PM ET
CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) – Presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama sat down in Chicago Friday morning to discuss the economy with visiting Democratic governors, but all eyes were on the Illinois senator’s podium bearing, what might be described as, a quasi-presidential seal – a new Obama campaign logo.
The seal includes the same bald eagle as the actual presidential seal clutching an olive branch and arrows in its talons, but instead of a shield covering the center of the eagle’s body, the Obama version displays the campaign’s trademark “O.” Unlike the Presidential seal, which includes the words “Seal of the President of the United States” around the circumference, “Obama for America” and “www.barackobama.com” grace the top and bottom of Obama's.
Finally, just above the eagle, in Latin, are the words – “vero possumus” – which translates to “yes we can,” the oft-heard chant at Obama rallies.
It remains to be seen how the new seal will play in the campaign’s quest to win over working-class voters [or thinking people].